Against the backdrop of a picturesque farm in Tennessee, a sign displayed on the back of a truck steals the attention. Its silly message reads, “Neighbors…hide your young wife. Old daddy on the prowl.” This clever quip just shows how much banter and warm-hearted nature are found in Tennessee’s tight-knit communities.
The sign reflects the state’s charm, where neighbors share laughs and embrace a playful sense of humor. While there is so much serene beauty to be found in Tennessee’s rural landscapes, the joy of connection and witty exchanges flourish, making it a place where laughter is never in short supply.
In this epic photo taken in St. George - the state of South Carolina is perfectly displayed. On the 12th of April, 2014, during the lively World Grits Festival, a young girl joyfully indulges in an unusual contest - rolling in a vat of grits.
The tradition involves participants immersing themselves in the delicious mixture, with the ultimate goal of getting the most grits to stick to their bodies. Grits, a beloved staple of Southern cuisine, are a thick, maize-based porridge crafted from dried corn hominy. This event might not be for everything, but it's definitely for the people of South Carolina, that's for sure.
In South Dakota, you are being watched, as seen by this sign. Basically don’t mess with any of the buffalos in this part of the world, or the prairie dogs for that matter. Imagine being home to a large population of animals who call themselves dogs but they aren't even part of the canine family. The chutzpah on those creatures.
At least with buffalos, there is no confusion whatsoever. But we digress - let's get back to the task at hand. Just carry on like the presidents at Mount Rushmore have been trying to do. But unfortunately, they’re stuck in this miserable state. Let's face it though - it's a pretty sweet tourist attraction.
Welcome to Texas, where cattle outnumber humans. The only place where you can take your cattle to the Sonic drive-thru and score a handicapped spot. We're sure the cattle love them some fries and a milkshake. Look at the horns on that guy!
But let's digress from the confines of this photo. Texas is huge. It's bigger than maybe most of the world's countries. And yet, it also feels very small in a weird kind of way. Do you know what we mean? The identity seems so distinctive. We've grown up to assume that all Texans are cowboys and cowgirls. Obviously, that just isn't the case. But we can only dream until we eventually visit the Lone Star State.
The only place where you could advertize on your car the number of wives and children you have. Polygamy is rampant in this state. But truth be told, this guy should probably rent a school bus. Utah is in many ways, just a normal state like many others. But then there is the Mormon element.
The Church of Latter Day Saints was founded in this part of the world, and it does have a pretty big impact on large parts of society here. Not to mention the incredible churches that this denomination builds for its followers. It is a pretty awesome state to pass through and experience. But to live there? You might want to consider converting first.